30 August 2018 | akshatvishal
This is movie like an earthen pot made from the soils of Kachchh
Dhaad is a movie I have worked on as my first ever movie stint so please take my entire review with grain of Kachchhi salt.
The story of this movie is set in the mid-late 1950s of Kachchh. It captures the beauty and vibrancy of the terrain and cultural heritage of Kachchh with the language, costume, and music. The lead actors Kay Kay Menon, Nandita Das, Sandeep Kulkarni do a great justice to their roles. Especially Kay Kay who played Ghelo, an anti-hero character with complex personality, has done a great job. The movie however lacks on many technical aspects such as quality of visuals and sounds but that is because this movie was made on a very small budget and had gone through many financial difficulties that it took more than 17 years for it to get released once the shooting was completed (December 2000). Having said that, the movie still captures the beauty and innocence of the rural lives of Kachchh that is only available to through the visuals of this movie. After 2001 earthquake Kachchh district has gone through a massive transformation that has changed the coastal and rural landscape significantly. Dhaad is hailed as the movie mobilized the rural communities who wanted to tell the story of their lands in their own manner and rustic style of story telling. People who would like to watch some distinct and nostalgic Gujarati/ Kachchhi cinema with folk music will enjoy watching this movie